The tailback out of Matthews, North Carolina, is currently ranked as a five-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite and a four-star by Rivals and ESPN. He is the top all-purpose back in both 247Sports‘ and Rivals‘ rankings, while ESPN has just one player ranked ahead of him.
Even though he isn’t the top player at his position on ESPN, he is the 19th overall recruit compared to 21st on 247 and 53rd on Rivals. All three sites have Shipley ranked as the second-best football player in the state of North Carolina.
RB Will Shipley Recruiting
The Weddington High School star has received the attention from the college programs that you’d expect for a top-tier back. He currently has 25 scholarship offers, including ones from Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame, Penn State, Georgia, Stanford, Florida, Duke and NC State.
But after a recent visit to Columbus, Ohio, the school to keep an eye on is Ohio State. Shipley appears to have really enjoyed his visit with the Buckeyes. He has also had unofficial visits to many of the other schools he has received offers from.
Will Shipley Highlights
As a sophomore last season during the 2018-19 year, Shipley carried the ball 206 times for 1,417 yards and 19 touchdowns, while also catching 28 passes for 393 yards and six more scores.
The ability to not only run the ball, but also catch the ball out of the backfield has made him a highly-touted recruit, which will give him an even better chance at moving towards the NFL in the a few years as a three-down back.